Maureen Baird, QC, Merit Commissioner
The Merit Commissioner is an officer of the Legislature mandated to provide independent oversight and insight into merit-based hiring in the B.C. Public Service. The Merit Commissioner monitors the principle of merit in appointments as defined in the Public Service Act and conducts final level review of staffing decisions at the request of unsuccessful employees. The Office is also responsible for reviewing dismissal processes for just cause to ensure compliance and consistency with government practices, policies and standards.